Thursday, May 1, 2014

Watch A Preview Of The Upcoming Fight Between Eduard Folayang And Japan's Kotetsu Boku

ONE FC 15: Rise of Heroes is happening tomorrow night at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. Fighting in the co-main event is Team Lakay's Eduard Folayang. He will be squaring off against Kotetsu Boku, a fighter from Japan who shares Folayang's striking abilities. With that said, MMA fans will be expecting a stand-up affair. However, there's a chance that this fight will also go to the ground. And the fighter who is more likely to initiate this will be the Cordilleran fighter.

ONE FC, through their YouTube channel has released a short preview of the upcoming bout.  Here's a couple of quotes from the preview:

"I believe that everybody has a hero spirit within themselves. I'm doing all the abilities that I can to let the hero within me come out for this fight." - Eduard Folayang

"Manila is my opponent's home ground so I'm sure Folayang is all fired up, and the crowd is going to be great. I'm really looking forward to this match. There's a Japanese saying: Let your enemy cut your flesh so you can break his bones. I'll need to take some risks in this fight because I know I'm not be able to keep up with his pace." - Kotetsu Boku

Two other Cordillera-based mixed martial artists are also seeing action tomorrow night. The opening bout for the event will be between Cordilleran female boxer Jujeath Nagaowa (who is making her MMA debut) and India's Jeet Toshi. Rey Docyogen (also of Team Lakay) looks to redeem himself after losing two consecutive fights in the ONE FC last year. He will be fighting Josh Alvarez of Guam.

Kotetsu Boku, Folayang's opponent on fight night holds a record of 21-9-2. He has fought four times in the ONE FC winning two and losing the other two. He is a striker, having won 8 of his 21 victories via knockouts.